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Pop-ups on the desktop
as if pop-up ads weren't enough...

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Msg#: 3502 posted 4:06 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)


"The new spam technique represents the latest attempt to bypass the increasingly sophisticated e-mail spam filters employed by leading Internet service providers and individual users."



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Msg#: 3502 posted 1:29 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Despite being technologically savvy, this spammer has no business sense.

If I'm filtering it, I don't want it. Badgering me about it using a method that can't be filtered (yet) doesn't make me want it more, it upsets me more and turns me off from the product.


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Msg#: 3502 posted 1:37 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah I got one of these over the weekend while my computer was directly connected to my cable modem (I took the firewall/router down for the weekend to use the cables for something else).

It was quite annoying but I remembered the articles and the fake screen shots of Windows XP before it came out where Microsoft had supposedly sent a message to the user who was using a pirated beta copy of Windows XP using the messenger system but it turns out that it was just someone faking messages from Microsoft. Who would think a spammer would use the same techniques?

As far as not targeting ads, it doesn't seem like business sense, but pop-ups like this must yield some $$$, otherwise popups like this wouldn't be such a big business... this kindof pop-up for the first mover must have hit millions of desktops and you know how it goes if 1% of that respond thats $$$$$ for the pop-up dude.

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